Netscribes' latest market research report titled Pharmacy Retail Market in India 2015 states that the market is distinctly fragmented into organized and unorganized players with a major share of the market being dominated by the unorganized segment. However there should be a significant change in the market segmentation by 2019. Health awareness among Indian consumers will result in a gradual shift towards the modern pharmacy retailers. The organized retail pharmacies provide many value added services like availing medicines in air-conditioned surroundings, 24x7 operations, door delivery, credit-card acceptance, insurance cover, nurse station and online pharmacy. Most organized players are operative regionally. Indian pharmacy retail market is sustainable and is projected to attain considerable growth based on the already existing varied disease profile as well as the emergence of newer diseases and the fact that the growing domestic population is being affected by such diseases. However the pharmacy sector in India is highly regulated, yet it tends to suffer from the circulation of sub-standard and counterfeit drugs that hampers the retail segment of the business. The government is also taking major initiatives to provide medicines at subsidized rates as well as engage in teleconsultation services and distribution of medicines in the rural belt. Many organized players are providing loyalty schemes in the form of rewards, points, gifts, free health insurance for retaining customers. A variety of value added services are also being incorporated by the organized players to gain a larger market share. Currently, Pharmacy retail has become the fastest growing traditional trade channel for FMCG companies. To sum up, the pharmacy retail segment comprises a stable market at present and has strong growth potential in the upcoming years.
Table of Contents
Slide 1: Executive Summary Macroeconomic Indicators Slide 2: GDP at Factor Cost: Quarterly (2011-12 - 2014-15), Inflation Rate: Monthly (Dec 2014-Jan 2015- Mar 2015-Apr 2015) Slide 3: Gross Fiscal Deficit: Monthly (Feb 2014 - Jul 2014), Exchange Rate: Monthly (Dec 2014 - May 2015) Slide 4: Lending Rate: Annual (2011-12 - 2014-15), Trade Balance: Annual (2011-12 - 2014-15), FDI: Annual (2010-11 - 2013-14) Introduction Slide 5-7: Healthcare Industry Overview Slide 8: Comparative study between Pharmacy Chain Retailing and Traditional Medical Retailing Slide 9: Evolving role of Pharmacy Retail Slide 10: Pharmacy Retail Store Formats Market Overview Slide 11-12: Pharmacy Retail: Market Size & Growth and Market Segmentation Slide 13: Distribution Channel Drivers & Challenges Slide 14: Drivers and Challenges - Summary Slide 15-20: Key Drivers Slide 21-24: Key Challenges Trends Slide 25: Trends - Summary Slide 26 - 31: Key Trends in Pharmacy Retail Government Regulation Slide 32: Government Role - Summary Slide 33 - 34: Role of Government in Pharmacy Retail Slide 35: Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 Industry Association Slide 36: All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) Technology Adoption Slide 37: Technology Adoption - Summary Slide 38-39: Technology Adoption in Pharmacy Retail (2012) Competitive Landscape Slide 40: Porter's Five Forces Analysis Slide 41-43: Competitive Benchmarking Slide 44-47: Major Public Player- Corporate information, financial snapshot and summary key ratios, key business and geographic segments, business highlights and SWOT analysis Slide 48-92: Major Private Players- Corporate information, ownership and shareholding structure of company, financial snapshot, key ratios, business highlights and SWOT analysis Strategic Insights Slide 93: Key Strategic Recommendations Appendix Slide 94: Key Ratios Description Slide 95: Sources of Information
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